Nov
16
Sat
RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop: Sarasota, FL @ Cat Depot Education Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of our efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

Our training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

The workshop registration fee of $45 includes a volunteer handbook, the volunteer t-shirt and certificate of completion that are mailed to you after attending the in-person volunteer workshop.

Nov
19
Tue
AAWA – 2019 Fall Conference @ Marriott Marquis Houston
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

At the Fall Conference in November, the focus is on high-level executive training (not necessarily industry-specific) and on industry issues from a 20,000 ft view. If you have your sights set on rising in the industry and want to network with all sorts of industry professionals, it doesn’t get any better than the Fall Conference.

Jan
17
Fri
The Acatemy 2020 @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles North Loudoun
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

The Acatemy 2020 is our second annual two-day celebration of cat rescue and the unsung heroes behind it. We’re taking over an entire hotel to welcome the country’s most proactive and influential figures in boots-on-the-ground cat rescue (that’s you!), empowering them to step up their life-saving game like never before.

Visit theacatemy.org for the most details, features, and the full schedule.

We’re riding the New Year vibes with programming that walks you through setting clear, ambitious goals for you and your rescue, then providing the skills to achieve them through:

  • 4 rooms of cat-specific advanced and master class content from dozens of your rescue peers and industry leaders
  • Building your life-saving network through designated social space with structured breakout sessions and informal activities
  • Personal connections with event sponsors and commercial industry professionals.
Jan
22
Wed
Utah Animal Control Officers Association Conference @ Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

The 2020 Annual Conference will be held 22, 23, 24 (shelter class full day on January 21) at the ABBY INN, St. George Utah, The Conference is Wednesday through Friday and is a full three days.

Jan
24
Fri
Online Cat Conference 2020 @ Online Conference
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day

A virtual convention for anyone who’d like to help community cats!

Join the CCP world-wide community at this unique virtual event – no travel required! In three days you’ll participate in webinars where speakers from a wide variety of roles in animal welfare will give you their perspective on the industry and valuable information that will help you or your organization create a more humane world for community cats. Scroll down to see a list of speakers and keep an eye on this space for announcements as details are confirmed.

Feb
18
Tue
Carolinas Unite 2020 Conference @ Kingston Plantation
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

CarolinasUnite is a collaboration between the NC Animal Federation and the SC Animal Care & Control Association aiming to bring together animal welfare professionals from both states for education and networking.  CarolinasUnite is hosted for shelter personnel, field personnel, vet personnel and management of all levels.  All sessions are designed to provide learning opportunities for the multiple roles animal welfare professionals are responsible for.

Feb
21
Fri
Florida Animal Control Association Conference @ The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day

We continue to grow every year and this past event was our largest on record, with almost 300 people in attendance, representing over 60 different organizations, plus more sponsors and exhibitors than even before! Not to mention almost another 70 people who came in just for the Annual Awards Banquet!

For our 2020 event… we will once again be offering 3 full tracks, over 2 and a half days, to ensure that were truly had something for everyone. In addition to the standard CEU’s made available by FACA, we anticipate that all conference sessions will also be pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

Feb
28
Fri
The American Pets Alive! Conference 2020 @ Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

A three-day educational conference known for featuring proven solutions to increase lifesaving in shelter environments. The American Pets Alive! Conference showcases the proven, teachable solutions that Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center have used to create the largest No Kill city in the nation for eight years running.

Mar
22
Sun
Animal Care Conference 2020 @ Hilton Long Beach
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The 2020 Animal Care Conference will feature 2 pre-conference workshops, 5 learning tracks, 25+ education sessions, over 50 knowledgeable speakers, and 2 days of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry products.

This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals.

Apr
1
Wed
Virginia Fed 2020 Annual Conference @ Founder's Inn & Spa
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day

Each year, VFHS presents a multi-day conference featuring renowned speakers who offer training on latest progressive practices in animal care, professional and organizational development, fundraising, spay/neuter programming and increasing lifesaving for sheltered animals.  The Annual Conference is incredibly important to the Federation’s lifesaving goal, not only for the training it offers but also because members are able to develop strong and strategic partnerships which support their individual efforts and forward the overall goal of at least a 90% save rate for the state by 2020.